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Weight Loss Leads to Bikini Competition Win

We love sharing the stories of our patients. In this video, meet Raquel Martinez. This busy Blythewood mom and Army veteran underwent bariatric surgery at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice. She went from being clinically obese to competing – and winning – bikini fitness competitions! Way to go, Raquel!

For information about the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center and the weight-loss options it provides for patients, visit SCObesity.com

Losing Weight with the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center

Amber Morris knows first hand the benefits of weight-loss surgery. She underwent a sleeve gastrectomy with the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center at Lexington Medical Center. In this video, she describes how the procedure boosted her confidence and enriched her life with her family.

The doctors at the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center are board-certified bariatric surgeons and have performed more than 5,000 operations. Visit SCObesity.com for more information or to attend a free seminar.

Free Weight Loss Seminars

Obesity is a significant problem in South Carolina. With the 4th highest obesity rate in the nation, statistics show that one out of every three South Carolinians is obese. The New Year is the perfect time to think about losing weight and being healthy. To help, the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, will host a series of seminars in January to inform our community about weight loss surgery options.

The seminars will be on Thursday, January 8 and Saturday, January 10 at 9:00 a.m. and on Tuesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. inside Lexington Medical Park 2, Suite 430, on the Lexington Medical Center campus in West Columbia. There will also be a seminar in Florence on January 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. Attendees will learn about weight loss surgery including the risks and benefits. To register for the seminar, please call 866-560-4415.

scale and tapeThe South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center offers a comprehensive weight management program with all the resources to ensure successful weight loss. It is the longest standing American College of Surgeons Bariatric Center of Excellence in South Carolina. A dedicated team of highly skilled surgeons, nutritionists, nurses and other caregivers who understand obesity and weight loss surgery deliver care that addresses every aspect of obesity and its related health conditions in a caring and supportive environment.

While eating a balanced diet and exercising will help us lose weight, many people need some extra assistance. The South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center offers several minimally invasive surgical options for weight-loss patients. Each of the procedures involves creating a smaller stomach pouch for the patient. By doing so, the patient feels full after eating a smaller amount of food. Over time, they take in fewer calories and lose weight. With a comprehensive team of clinicians, the physician practice also teaches people how to eat properly – leading to a lighter, healthier future.

The South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The first practice in the Midlands to offer bariatric surgery, its physicians have performed more than 5,200 surgical procedures. That’s more than any other program in South Carolina.

For more information on weight-loss options, visit SCObesity.com. You can learn more about weight-loss surgery, read a blog with health tips and calculate your BMI. And visit the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center on Facebook for nutrition tips and healthy recipes.